General News

Reporting Bias Incidents

Marquette Law School strives to create an environment that is respectful and inclusive for all members of our community. If you witness or experience any discriminatory act, we encourage you to report the incident. There are several reporting options. Students may schedule an appointment with Dean Lindsey here on Fridays between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. Dean Lindsey is also available to meet with students other times during the week by appointment.

In addition, other members of the administration, such as Dean Grossman and Dean Fodor, are available to meet with students by appointment. Finally, students may use Marquette University’s Bias Incident Reporting Form to report bias incidents anonymously. Reporting bias incidents allows the Law School to track, investigate, and respond accordingly.

Contact: Dean Lindsey

In Case of a Tornado

In case of a tornado, please follow directions of all University/Law School staff. Unless instructed otherwise, exit to the P1/Clybourn parking level.

You can access P1 by using stairwell B, located in the east corner of the building, closest to the Admissions Office, Dean's Office, and Reading Room. Alternatively, you can exit the single door by the Welcome Desk that leads to the parking levels.

Once on P1, the gathering space is located away from the parking level driveway entrance. 

Additional emergency procedure information can be found on the Contact and Hours page of the website or directly linked here.

Contact: Christine Wilczynski-Vogel, Associate Dean for External Relations, Events, and Facilities

In Case of a Fire

If the fire alarm sounds, use the nearest available exit route to leave the building immediately. Congregate on the far side of Parking Lot J (close to Sensenbrenner Hall and 11th Street). Do not attempt to drive your car out of the building.

All stairwells in the building exit to the outside or exit via the Lobby. Law School staff will be present throughout the building to direct students to the nearest exit -- please pay close attention to their instructions. 

Additional emergency procedure information can be found on the Contact and Hours page of the website or directly linked here.

Contact: Christine Wilczynski-Vogel, Associate Dean for External Relations, Events, and Facilities

What to Do if I Test Positive for COVID?

Flu and cold season is upon us! If you happen to test postive for COVID-19, please:

  1. Stay home.
  2. Review your professors' syllabi for guidance, and, assuming you haven't been instructed otherwise, email your professors to inform them of your COVID absence.
  3. Complete the Employee and Student Voluntary Disclosure Form.
  4. Follow Marquette University's isolation policy, which requires at least five days isolation if you are asymptomatic or if your symptoms are improving and you do not have a fever for 24 hours. Otherwise, the isolation period is ten days. If you qualify to return after five days, please wear a well-fitted mask for another five days. To read more about the University's isolation policy, please click here

For more Marquette resources regarding COVID-19, please visit the University's COVID web page

If you have questions about Marquette's COVID policy or about your symptoms, please contact the Marquette Medical Clinic at 414.288.7184.

If you have other questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Dean Fodor

Contact: Office of Student Affairs

Fitness Center Sign-up and Hours

All law students are eligible to use the fitness center on the fourth floor. In order to access the fitness center, students must complete and submit the Fitness Center Policy Agreement. Once you complete the agreement, access will be given within two business days and will continue until you graduate. You do not need to complete a new agreement each year.  

Fitness Center Hours: The fitness center opens when the Law School opens and closes 30 minutes before the Law School closes. During final exam periods, hours are restricted and will be publicized both in Law News and outside of the fitness center prior to the start of final exams.  

Contact: Ben Manske

Free Fitness, Recreation, and Wellness Resources for Law Students

Law students, did you know that you have free access to the Department of Rec Sports facilities, programs, and more with your MUID? 

There are multiple facilities outside of the 4th floor fitness center that are available to you while the new Wellness + Recreation Center is being constructed. The closest facility is the RecPlex, located just two blocks down Wisconsin Ave in Straz Tower. Besides weights, cardio, and other machines, the RecPLex also includes basketball courts, racquetball/handball courts, a lap swimming pool, etc. 

Group Fitness classes range from yoga, HIIT, spin, barre, and more. Intramural Sports are available for groups of students looking to play team sports against other Marquette students (and law school teams have won championships in the past)! They also offer massage therapy, personal training, and swim lesson for reasonable prices.  

Find out more information on how to participate on their website app here. 

Contact: Office of Student Affairs

The Backpack Program: Marquette's Student Food Pantry

Located in Mashuda Hall, the Backpack Program provides Marquette students (including law students) experiencing food insecurity with groceries and personal products, no questions asked. Students can come in and shop once a week for fresh produce, frozen meats and non-perishable items. Personal and cleaning products are provided through an online survey, please contact backpackprogram@marquette.edu for the link.

Students can also email to be added to the mailing list that goes out every Monday with the hours for the week. The weekly mailing will include the link for the personal products request form.

Hours for the Spring Semester*: 

  • Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. | 3:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: Closed

*Please note that the hours can change at short notice, so the best way to stay up-to-date is through our mailing list.

Contact: The Backpack Program